Jon Brooks' Home: A Sculptor’s Handmade Retreat

Jon Brooks' Home: A Sculptor’s Handmade Retreat

Sarah Rainwater
Jul 17, 2009

There's not a clean line to be found in the house and studio of sculptor and furniture maker Jon Brooks, whose chair sculptures were featured in the 1988 Tim Burton film Beetlejuice. Most of the materials for the curvaceous home, which is much more reminiscent of a hobbit hole than a house of horror-comedy, were found in the woods of the artist's 35 acre New Hampshire lot…

On the one hand, we'll admit this house makes us very happy that there are zoning laws in our own neighborhood, but frankly we also kind of love looking at it. It is exciting to see a house that truly expresses its owner's personality.

Jon Brooks' sculpture has been exhibited all over the world and is in the permanent collections of several museums including the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. You can see more of his sculptures and images of his house at

(Images: Jon Brooks)

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